Vegan Stuffed Avocados with Dressing

We always have fresh avocados in our house.  I love avocado on my toast in the morning and in green smoothies.  Maybe my favorite way of eating avocado is this stuffed avocado with dressing.  The flavor combination between the seasoned beans, fresh avocado, and creamy dressing is simply a “show stopper”.  This is a quick go-to recipe if you are short of time or just want something quick and easy.  It is an absolute favorite!

Black Beans:

1 can of black beans, thoroughly rinsed and drained

1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cumin

pinch of cayenne

1/2 teaspoon salt

Add black beans, water, and seasonings and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
Drain the liquid
Set aside to cool.

Prepare the avocados with filling:

2 avocados, cut in half (4 halves)

2 medium tomatoes, small diced

2 tablespoons minced onion
juice of 1 lime

1-2 tablespoons of minced cilantro

1/2 cup seasoned black beans

Salt to taste

Enlarge the pit area of the avocado slightly to allow room for more filling. Save the extra avocado for the dressing.
In a small bowl gently combine the diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, black beans, and lemon juice. Salt to taste.
Fill the avocados.

Dressing:

2 tablespoons avocado

1/2 cup coconut milk
juice of 1 lime

1/2 cup packed cilantro

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 garlic clove
In a blender blend the above ingredients.  If dressing is too think, add a little water.  Drizzle over the stuffed avocados.

Note: You will have extra black beans.  If serving this in a bowl, add 1 cup of extra black beans, add 1-2 diced avocados to the filling, gently combine. Drizzle with dressing before serving.

Note: An avocado is ripe when the skin gently gives when pushed. If it is soft, it is usually overripe. This dish does better with ripe, but not overripe avocados.

2 Replies to "Vegan Stuffed Avocados with Dressing"

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    Kim
    January 28, 2018 (8:22 am)
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    Wowie! Made this for breakfast and having a hard time keeping myself from eating the whole batch! Dressing is fabulous! Thanks for a great start to my day.

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      Ani
      February 6, 2018 (10:27 am)
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      Fantastic! Thank you so much for commenting. So glad that you liked the recipe!


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